John Walter

Founder of

PERSONAL coaching

Your session will either be a live video chat with John Walter himself, or pre-recorded depending on the package you choose below. Each one is focused on just your questions and concerns.

Doberman-specific help

John specializes in the Doberman breed, and only the Doberman breed. The help you receive will be tailored specifically to this unique breed.

Cover multiple topics

Discuss as many topics, questions, or concerns about your dog or Dobermans in general as you'd like during the allotted time.

Custom Plan of Action

"Live coaching session" clients receive a written "Plan of Action" customized to their specific situation to help them achieve the results they want.


Thank you for taking a look at my private coaching sessions! I know you probably wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have some important issues that need to be addressed about your Doberman or about decisions you have to make before bringing home your new Doberman.

I also realize that private coaching is not a cheap service. That’s why I do everything I can to make sure you get the most out of your coaching call including preparing well in advance so I’m able to provide you with the most helpful insight and recommendations possible. I want to address as many of your questions and concerns as possible during our video call.

The Doberman breed is incredibly unique with their own set of instincts, behaviors, and character traits. Struggling owners who get Doberman-specific help have the best chance of success with their dogs. That’s why I’ll do everything I can to support you and your Doberman in the most effective way possible. Let’s resolve your issues together!

I look forward to meeting you!

John Walter and Cooper, his Doberman Pinscher.

John Walter


If you are in need of a one-off coaching session to help you in your Doberman journey, you can purchase those here (packages are below, and generally offer more for your money).


live coaching session

Example Coaching Call Screenshot:
Screenshot of live coaching session.


PRE-RECORDED Coaching Video

Example Coaching Video:

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Please note that we are unable to assist with medical diagnosis or treatment, ear posting or wrapping, in-depth nutritional guidance, bite/guard work training, medicines, specific breeder referrals, or dangerous dogs in high-risk situations. Please e-mail [email protected] PRIOR to booking a coaching call for any of these topics!

Multi-Session Coaching Packages

Purchasing a “coaching package” offers more value for your money, more accountability for results, and a way for us to adapt to your Doberman based on how they’re responding to the techniques we implement.


GOLD packagE (5 Sessions)


Silver packagE (3 Sessions)

By clicking on the “Buy Now” button you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy.

Please Read Before Purchasing:

Please note that we are unable to assist with medical diagnosis or treatment, ear posting or wrapping, in-depth nutritional guidance, bite/guard work training, medicines, specific breeder referrals, or dangerous dogs in high-risk situations. Please e-mail [email protected] PRIOR to booking a coaching call for any of these topics!

"I've been researching Dobermans for about a year and the more I researched the more anxiety and confusion I felt. John was able to provide me the knowledge that I needed for a successful fun loving life with my Doberman. Thank you!"
James Carpenter
James Carpenter
Actual Coaching Client

Frequently asked questions

After you purchase a coaching session you’ll be sent to a “thank you” page with a questionnaire to fill out. It’s extremely important that you complete that questionnaire after your purchase. It’ll provide you with a chance to let me know what you need help with so that I can answer your questions as thoroughly as possible. Custom coaching video clients will have an option on that questionnaire to upload a video for John to review in preparation. If you’re booking the live session, the form will ask you for a few suggestions on times when you’re available for the call. You’ll get an email from the Doberman Planet team in the following days confirming which of those times work best for your coach and then you’re all set!

At the start of a live session, I’ll go over any follow up questions I have about your situation. I also like to try and better understand you, your dog, and the home environment. Then we can will dive right into answering your questions. It’ll be an interactive Zoom video call where you can get into an in-depth conversation with me about your situation or anything else you want to talk about! Generally, you’ll receive an email with your custom “Plan of Action” or “Plan Update” report in the next 2 to 3 business days (in PDF format).

A custom coaching video is a pre-recorded 7 to 12 minute video where I’ll be talking to the camera and addressing you and your situation directly. I’ll provide as much actionable insight as possible into the issues you’re having and how I believe you can best correct them considering your specific situation. Typically within 2 to 3 days you’ll receive an email from me with a link to where you can view and download your video. My email will also contain a list of helpful resources hand-picked by me to assist you with your specific situation. You can see an example coaching video on this page (in the blue box above).

We can figure that out together! Often times client like to meet for the second session soon after the first, so they can quickly report back and get help with “sticking points” with applying the techniques recommended. Others like to have a regular schedule (like one call every week, for example). 

Suggestions and advice on training techniques, getting ready for a new puppy, integrating a new puppy into your household, handling various behavior problems, interpretations of behaviors your Doberman is displaying, help choosing between the various types/colors/sexes of Doberman out there, and just about any other Doberman-related topic that you need help on!

A Plan of Action Report, sometimes also referred to as a “Call Summary Report”, is a comprehensive report (in PDF format) that covers the primary concerns you brought to your session along with in-depth information about how to approach resolving that issue based on your coach’s experience. This is a multi-page and very in-depth report written and prepared by John for your specific situation. These reports are created after your coaching call so that John has as much information as possible to produce the most insightful and helpful report he can for you.

A “Plan Update Report” is a smaller report (usually a one or two page PDF report) that describes proposed modifications to make to the initial “Plan of Action” that was provided to you on our first coaching session. This is produced based on your dog’s individual progress with the techniques that you’ve applied.

Yes, there are definitely things that we’re either not qualified to help you out with or are unable to for other reasons. We’ll definitely let you know about what those are should those topics arise. Some examples of things we can’t help you with are: medical diagnosis or treatment, specific nutritional recommendations/diet analysis, medicines, ear wrapping/posting, bite training, specific breeder referrals or recommendations, and high-risk dogs or situations. Generally, I’ll do my best to steer you to a competent professional or resource for help with these topics.

If you have additional questions about our coaching calls, please Contact Us.

what MY clients say...

(Real quotes from actual clients)
"It was obvious that John had done extensive research to cater to my specific issues. The call in itself was a great asset and well worth the money, but the email I received afterwards was over the top. It included a "Plan of Action" customized to my call with information beneficial to my situation that we hadn't even discussed."
Samuel DETER
Coaching Client
"I feel certain it would have taken several sessions with any other trainer to understand and provide the amount of feedback John provided. This would have been hundreds of dollars. John completely understands Doberman behaviors, their health issues, training paradigms specific to the breed, and provided concise, easy to follow, and comprehensive feedback on what I was doing correctly, and how I can modify my behaviors (and my Dobermans) to succeed."
Lance Fuller
Coaching Client
"John was critical in helping me decide if the Doberman breed was right for me and my unique living situation. The advice I received was right on point and he helped me to avoid some very costly mistakes I was unknowingly about to make. I'm so thankful I reached out to John first!"
Dustin Stuflick
Coaching Client
"John held a smooth, easy conversation. Super knowledgeable. I also really appreciated the follow up email/personalized video + action plan. All a very nice touch! It’s also a super 'value-add' that I got to video chat with one of my favorite You-Tubers! "
Kristin Amarant
Coaching Client

Results are not guaranteed.  Training a dog requires hard work, time, dedication, and skill on the part of the owner.